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Deathlist’s only Deadpool with an August launch returns. Yes, your host took a wee sabbatical, but is here to process teams and keep this afloat.  Expect a rocky start, as he is traveling for precisely 14 days (a-hem:sherlock:) and that will drag a few days into August.  But launch this Deadpool he shall!  (If you’ve a wishing well, rabbit’s foot, or salt over the shoulder, we suggest you use it).


Sir Creep will send his team to a trusted third party DLer (bwa ha ha Lordy..... well ok ‘another’ DLer) on July 24, or one week prior to the start of this year’s ABC DP.  You can send a team in at any time prior if you like but SirC will not open your post until he has sent his team in. He will try to get things organised by Aug 1 but if there’s a delay, it’s as aforementioned.  If scores have scored, said scoring will be scored. :D
 
As we did for ABC III (and likely going forward), the rules and scoring remain intact, unchanged, unaltered, and without manipulation, word for word.  So no surprises.


The rules:

Submit a list of 26 soon-to-croak people to me via PM.  The first name or last name of the first person must begin with an A.  Second person with a B.  You get the idea. This game doesn't require you to choose a joker. 

Qualifying names will be those getting an obit by sources used by the Windy City Deadpool, also found on its own thread at this site.  That pool, in turn, uses the obit sources of the Derby Dead Pool, but adds The Independent; US sources New York Times, LA Times, CBS News, Fox News, TMZ, and MSN.  Also acceptable are CNN, and the Associated Press as legit obit sources.   

Plus the following International news sources:

http://www.cbc.ca/
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/
http://www.heraldscotland.com/

https://www.univision.com/


There will be at least 250 names, probably approaching 300.  Please police your own obits and notify Sir Creep by PM or a post on this thread, particularly to European obit sources.

 

SCORING:

A hit using the first name (all letters except as below)  - 1 point

A hit using the last name (all letters except as below)  - 2 points

A hit with the first name . . .  (A, E, I, O, U, Y)  - 2 points

A hit with the last name . . . (A, E, I, O, U, Y)  - 3 points

A hit with the first OR last name . . .  (Q, X, Z)  -  4 points

A hit with an alliterative name scores the points for both first and last names as specified above  (so an alliterative at the A spot would be worth 5 points, the B spot would be worth 3 points, the Q spot would be worth 8 points)

BONUS POINTS:

Person was born in the year 1940 or later - 2 points

Solos = 3 points
Duos = 1 point 

All Vowel Bonus - hit all five vowels (A, E, I, O, U) using LAST names = 5 points / hit any four vowels using last names + the letter Y = 4 points

Example: if someone gets a solo hit with Zadora Zephyr, who was born in 1940 (assuming 10+ entries), the score would be 8+2+3=13  (the best you could do with one hit).

 

Ties will be broken by the date the final score is reached.  That is, if three folks end up with 18 points, the person that got to 18 on the earliest date will be the winner. 

 

The competition will start 1 AUGUST 2020 (all lists must be PM'd by 11:59pm (GMT) July 31) and end 31 July, 2021. 
 

NAMES: If any names die before the contest begins, we will ask for a replacement at that letter.  Names at other letters may not be shuffled to accommodate the replacement.  Also, if a person’s name has been accepted in one form, that will be the only form we will accept it (e.g. Little Richard, Prince Philip).  Any name that has been previously accepted in any of the prior ABC Deadpools is deemed valid.  If the host says someone on your list doesn’t meet his tepid ‘fame’ threshold, you’ll need to supply another name.  Again, names may not be shuffled.

NOTE: Feel free to include a sub for any letter you like, in case you think it's iffy your name may not make the starting gate.  Probably a good idea.  
Example:  C - Carter, Jimmy (sub Carter, Rosalynn)

 

Enjoy!

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Teams will go here.

May also turn a profit!

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Just to clear this up to avoid any later confusion, are we still going to accept:

 

- first+last name points for the likes of "Prince Philip"

- Allowing certain people under a certain letter like "Lil Xan" for X or "Queen Elizabeth" for Q

 

Because I think it would be kinda dumb to continue allowing this especially when we now have a time to fix it. 

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Honestly have no issue with the above at all. In fact it makes the pool a bit more complicated if we quit doing that in case people wonder if they should even pick someone cause they don’t have a first or last name...

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Just now, Joey Russ said:

Honestly have no issue with the above at all. In fact it makes the pool a bit more complicated in case people wonder if they should even pick someone cause they don’t have a first or last name...

 

But that's what I'm saying. Like we shouldn't be giving Prince Philip the f+l name bonus, you should only get the first name points for picking someone like this.

 

And my main issue with giving "Lil Xan" the possibility for X is that "Lil Xan" isn't a name structure. "Lil Xan" is a singular name and should only count for L imo.

 

Like just find someone else for that letter.

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My list is sent! Hope everyone else realizes the deadline for the new game is this FRIDAY 31. July at 11:59 GMT. 
Thanks for doing this again @Sir Creep

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Thanks to all who have sent in teams.  Nothing is going to post for a bit.  I’m in Scotland for 3 more days and shan’t be cutting into my precious time here for a DP.  As SOON as I can (read: 5 Aug) I’ll get things going. I know Deathlist is where the most patient folks in the world can be found :unsure: :D

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Team sent.  :)

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Well, here’s a very uninspired ABC team. As you can tell, I’m not expecting to win this at all: 

Armstrong, Bullet Bob

Banali, Frankie

Cullen, Michael 

Derek Draper 

Eden, Clarissa 

Foskett, Jeffery 

Gulpilil, David 

Henderson, Brian 

Ion Iliescu

Jana Bennett 

Kerslake, Lee 

Limbaugh, Rush 

Martino, Pat 

Nordland, Rod 

Ono, Yoko 

Pat Smullen 

Quentin Blake 

Robertson, Gavin

Sylvain Sylvain 

Trebek, Alex 

Urquhart, Brian 

Varsha, Bob 

Woodward, Joanne

Xan, Lil

Yoo Sang-chul 

Zanardi, Alex 


 

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Here's my team.  I'm not expecting to win either, but, at least, it's way better than my very first team. 

A -  Alagiah, George (b.1955, BBC presenter)

B - Banali, Frankie (b.1951, drummer)

C -  Causion (Reggae singer)

D - Dale Hawerchuk  (b.1963, hockey player) 

E - Evgeniya Simonova (b.1955, Russian actress with lung cancer)

F - Fowler, Norman (b.1938, British Politician, Margaret Thatcher's Health Secretary)

G - Gulpilil, David (b.1954, Australian actor)

H - Hogh, Lars (b.1959, Danish footballer/soccer player) 

I  - Ion Iliescu (b.1930, Romanian ex-strongman)

J -  Jim Hagedorn (b.1962, Republican congressman)

K - Kerslake, Lee (b.1947, drummer for Ozzie) 

L - Limbaugh, Rush (b.1951, draft dodger, conservative pundit and all-around piece of *censored*)

M -  Margarita Terekhova (b.1942, Russian actress with late-stage dementia)

N - Necro Butcher (b.1973, wrestler and a guy, whom I share my birthday with, although I'm 27 years younger)

O - Okamura, Takaka (b.1962, Japanese singer)

P - Pleitgen, Fritz (b.1938, German journalist)

Q - Quincy Jones (b.1933, record producer)

R -  Ruth Bader Ginsberg (b.1933, incredibly tough Supreme Court Justice)

S - Smith, Tom (b.1971, Scottish rugby player)

T - Trebek, Alex (b.1940, Game show host) 

U - Urquhart, Brian (b.1919, UN employee)

V - Varsha, Bob (b.1951, racing pundit) 

W - Weir, Doddie (b.1970, rugby player)

X - Xi Xi (b.1938, Chinese writer)

Y  -  Yoo Sang Chul (b.1971, South Korean footballer/soccer player)

Z - Zavorotnyuk, Anastasia (b.1971, Russian soap opera star with possible brain cancer)

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So is this pool still happening? 

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Well the team I PMd back in July was:

 

A – George Alagiah

B - “Bullet” Bob Armstrong

C – Sir Michael Cullen (NZ Deputy PM)

D – Derek Draper (journalist/political advisor known for Lobbygate scandal)
E – Clarissa Eden
F – Frankie Banali
G – David Gulpilil
H – Hideki Hosaka (pro-wrestler)
I -Ion Illiescu
J- Jimmy Carter
K – Lee Kerslake
L – Karen Lewis
M – Mikhail Gorbachev
N – John Nord (aka The Berzerker)
O - Ozzy Osbourne (hopefully not but needs must...)
P – Pat Smullen
Q – Oscar Quitak
R -Rod Nordland (New York Times journo - in a pool that has the NYT as QO! Hah)
S – Tom Smith
T – Alex Trebek
U – Uwe Seeler
V – Vic Seixas (oldest Wimbledon winner)
W – Doddie Weir
X – Xi Xi (old poet I nicked off you because fucking X)
Y – Yoo Sang-Chul
Z – Alex Zanardi

 

 

Exciting stuff.

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Alagiah, George

Black, Jet

Clarke, Roy

Dickie Davies

Eden, Mark

Fowler, Norman

Godard, Jean-Luc

Hal Holbrook

Ingham, Bernard

Jackson, Katherine

Kenneth Kaunda

Michael Lonsdale

Morris, Jan

Nelson, Willie

Ono, Yoko

Phillips, Leslie

Quant, Mary

Ray Reardon

Smith, Tom

Trintignant, Jean-Louis

Ure, Gudrun

Vitti, Monica

Windsor, Frank

Xi Xi

Yeager, Chuck

Zagallo, Mario

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Ackland, Joss

Burke Jr., Jack

Champion, Marge

Duff, Hector

Eden, Clarissa

Fenton, Leonard

Grant, Lee

Hal Holbrook

Ivory, James

Johns, Glynis

Kissinger, Henry

Lloyd, Norman

Moore, Tom

Newhart, Bob

Ono, Yoko

Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth II

Routledge, Patricia

Shultz, George

Tyson, Cicely

Unser, Bobby

Van Dyke, Dick

Walker, Murray

Xi Xi

Yeager, Chuck

Zucker, David

 

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a-alagiah,george
b-bayh,susan
c-cullen,michael
d-draper,derek
e-epstein,michale anthony(scientist)
f-frankie banali
g-gulpilil,david
h-harris,estelle
i-ingham,bernard
j-jana bennett
k-kerslake,lee
l-leon spinks
m-mangeshkar,lata
n-nobby stiles
o-ono,yoko
p-pat smullen
q-quintana,rosita
r-robertson,gavin
s-smith,tom
t-trebek,alex
u-urquhart,brian
v-van pebbles,melvin
w-williams,richard
x-lil xan
y- yoo sang-chul
z-zandari,alex

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